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Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise...

Is the Australian government so afraid of its citizens that they need to be dosed  with fluoride?

Its side-effects are known to produce listlessness, decreased production of hormonal reproductive enzymes, and overall negative effects on the immune system.

History of fluoridation: Hitler was the first to introduce fluoride into the drinking water for human consumption. He dosed up the Jews in the concentration camps. Funnily enough, guess which nation was the first to put this nasty poison into their drinking water?

Israel, followed by the USA.  Now in 2013 all over the USA and Europe people are starting to wake up to this total insanity and demand, successfully, that this lethal nerve poison gets removed from their water supplies.  And now Australia is starting to give it to its citizens.  Some NSW politicians even want to make it compulsory all across the state.

Who on Earth needs to be dumbed down?  Does the industry not have a better way to get rid of this industrial waste than to feed this poison to its people?  Dental health has nothing to do with fluoride. Good teeth need magnesium and proper dental and oral care, such as brushing and flossing.

Urs Schmid,  Montecollum 

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    • Yes M Radclife, all the dental “experts” got it wrong. Just like the Coalition of the Willing got it wrong in Iraq. Just like the world’s “expert” economists and financiers got 2008 wrong. Just like the “experts” at Fukushima are still getting it wrong.
      Of course, the authorities would never lie to us about something as dangerous as fluoride. Sure, they lied about Iraq, Gulf of Tonkin, 911, and so on, but surely they wouldn’t lie about fluoride.

  1. Oh yes and don’t forget the ‘expert’ scientists at IPCC who tell us the planet is warming because of Co2 ….. and don’t forget that vaccines are perfectly safe and that anyone who believes chemtrails are real is nothing more than a conspiracy nutcase.

    There’s no conspiracy! Er …..?

  2. M.Radcliffe – if these nay sayers would actually cite some evidence to back up their claims, it might be worthwhile arguing with them.

    They don’t, so it is not worthwhile.

    The data for fluoride is apparent, open and easy to access. It is presented by reputable organisations and published in proper journals. No woo woo, no pretend medicine, no squashy data.

    Medicine rarely gets it wrong and much less so as time advances. These naysayers want to live in some bright-coloured life stream where they don’t ever access the medical advances that the 21st century has brought.

    Their choice. I wish they didn’t use the resources available but chewed betel nut instead. But they don’t.


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